The day the dead turned up on our doorstep, my uncle Albert knocked on my door, asking if i had anything to eat.
"I've not eaten anything since I died," he said
"They don't have food in heaven?" I asked.
"Heaven?" he said. "There is no heaven, only a yawning void of oblivion."
"Oh," I said. "Well, then what would you like to eat?"
"Whatever you've got," he said. "I just want to taste something again."
She brought him the usual gifts at first. A mouse, a bird. A ribbon for him to play with.
She would run up with her gift in her mouth and prrt cheerfully around it. And he would pat her head and tell her she was a good and clever cat.
Then it was a coin with strange markings. A pendant, warm to the touch. A piece of lightning-struck wood.
He never knew of the shadowy figures that followed him, but neither did he have to fear them.
She was a good and clever cat.
We had just commenced the third course - the bread and jam - when a gentleman in shirt-sleeves and a short pipe came along, and wanted to know if we knew that we were trespassing. We said we hadn't given the matter sufficient consideration as yet to enable us to arrive at a definite conclusion on that point, but that, if he assured us on his word as a gentleman that we WERE trespassing, we would, without further hesitation, believe it.
Top 5 Linux Distributions for Development in 2019 - https://www.linux.com/blog/2019/1/top-5-linux-distributions-development-2019 - Conclusion: Basically, choose, like, whatever. Some people like these.
Apple: Trust us, we've patented parts of Swift, and thus chunks of other programming languages, for your own good - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/26/apples_swift_patents/ - Nothing to see here, etc etc
Dilbert 2019-01-25 https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-01-25 - An AI named Carl
This is sort of lame while brilliant: http://www.thewallofchampions.com/famous-people-painted-russian-generals/
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How sloppy OPSEC gave researchers an inside look at the exploit industry
“Those government developers were testing out the WhatsApp malware on their own devices, and it was storing their discussions on the program’s servers.
The nation-state essentially had hacked itself and accidentally dumped highly sensitive information on the open internet—including details of its interactions with the secretive vendors who sell spyware to governments.”
Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér.
Technobureaucrat with a background in humanities.
Author, Gentleman's Public License.
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